Cops: Jason Parker, of Central Islip, charged in road rage incident off LIE

Cops say Jason Parker, of Central Islip, is

Cops say Jason Parker, of Central Islip, is charged in a road rage incident that happened Wednesday off the LIE. (Credit: Police handout)

HOLTSVILLE - Police say a Central Islip man is facing charges after an alleged road rage incident off of the Long Island Expressway in Holtsville.

Investigators say the incident happened on the Nicolls Road exit of the LIE on Wednesday morning when a driver noticed a white BMW tailgating him. After exiting the highway, the driver says the BMW cut him off, causing two other cars nearby to get into a minor collision.

That's when police say Jason Parker, 25, of Central Islip, exited his BMW with a baseball bat. He allegedly used the bat to smash windows on the other driver's car and punched the driver in the face.

Police say the other motorist got Parker's license plate and snapped a cellphone picture of him before Parker drove off. Investigators say they tracked Parker down and charged him with assault.

The drivers of the two other cars involved in the collision were not injured, police say.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Suffolk Police say a Wantagh man inappropriately touched 1 Police: Camp counselor arrested for sexually abusing minors
News 12 Long Island has learned that among 2 2 retired NYPD officers from LI arrested in gun permit scheme
The incident took place on Sunday morning in 3 Mattituck woman recounts death of dog attacked by neighbor's pit bulls
Police responded to a robbery at the 7-Eleven 4 Police: Shirley knifepoint robbery not linked to pattern
The part-time Amagansett resident just announced his 'One 5 Paul McCartney announces tour stop at new Coliseum

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.